Mount Rainier, MD — The Menkiti Group announces that a group of veteran restaurateurs with ties to award-winning restaurants, including Bar Pilar, Café Saint-Ex, and several Passion Food Group locations, has signed on to open a new bar and restaurant at The Singer Building in the heart of Mount Rainier, later this fall. One of the latest Menkiti Group redevelopment projects, The Singer Building is anticipated to deliver in September of this year.
Members of the pioneering Pilar/Saint-Ex group Erin Edwards and executive chef Jesse Miller have teamed up with Garrick Lumsden, formerly with Passion Food Group, to launch the new concept. The three were attracted to the historic charm and location of the 3,000 s/f site at 3310 Rhode Island Ave., situated on the Mount Rainier circle, just two blocks northeast of the District line.
“We love the close-knit, artistic community that already is thriving in Mount Rainier,” say co-owners Edwards, Miller, and Lumsden. “We hope to create a welcoming spot where neighbors can eat, drink and gather throughout the day, and look forward to working side-by-side with other businesses, artists, and residents to create new opportunities in the heart of the neighborhood.”
“We’re thrilled to have such talented and experienced operators joining The Singer Building project,” said Rob Foa, managing director of MG Commercial. “This is further affirmation that the authentic small-town charm and proximity of Mount Rainier is being discovered by both residents and businesses from the District. The word is out and we expect this new restaurant and bar to be a big draw for the community.”